toilet paper roll ornament

 

1. collect an empty toilet paper roll
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2. shred the roll into thin strips

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3. soak the shredded roll in hot water

let the paper soak for about fifteen minutes, or until fully saturated.
then, blend the saturated strips into a pulp with a blender or hand held food processor.

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4. drain the pulp

create a conical mesh “bowl” and place it on top of a jar to drain excess liquid.

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5. mould the approximate desired shape of your ornament

remove the wet pulp from the conical drain and flatten it out onto a towel or other absorbent surface. do not worry about being meticulous in this step. pat excess water out of the moulded pulp with a towel and let stand until dry.

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6. cut out desired shape

once dry, cut out the desired ornament shape more precisely.
i prefer the rustic look of the brown paper, but if you want a more vibrant look, feel free to paint your ornament as part of this step (i recommend acrylic paint).

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7. finishing touches

using a needle and thread, string a loop through the centre of your ornament.

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enjoy!

 

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